Notes from Underground

Thomas Cole (and a Funky Repro)

I hadn't read the Art Blog by Bob in a while, so imagine my surprise when I saw the Carter's own Thomas Cole painting, The Garden of Eden reproduced there in a post about Cole and European influence in the Hudson River School. It's a great little article, BUT it is a pretty funky (very pink!) image of the painting. For the sake of Cole and his reputation, here is what the real thing actually looks like:

You can also see The Garden of Eden right now in the Carter's main gallery.

Rothstein in Des Moines

While we're on the subject of the midwest, you can also see one of the Carter's 34 Arthur Rothstein photographs, Vernon Evans, Migrant to Oregon from South Dakota at the Des Moines Art Center's exhibition, After Many Springs: Regionalism, Modernism & the Midwest through May. I don't have an image of this photograph handy, but you can see a different print over at the "always interesting" Shorpy photography blog. (And if you don't already know about Shorpy, definitely take a few minutes and look around).

Miller in Omaha

If you missed it in Fort Worth...

...look no further. The Carter's traveling exhibition, Sentimental Journey: The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller opens tomorrow at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha and is up through May 10. The Joslyn is the show's final venue, and your last chance to see these works all in one place.

Art Show @ The Stock Show

One of the highlights of the Stock Show for me is the annual art contest for area K-12 students. Twenty-ish years after entering the annual Stock Show art contest as a kid, I had the pleasure of being one of three judges who pored over literally thousands of entries back in December. In short: it was a hoot. The awards ceremony was this past Saturday, so you can finally see the winners here, or in person over in the Justin equestrian building (near the candy! and saddles!).

Knowns & Unknowns in Arts Administration

Some thoughtful questions in What kind of a cultural leader will Obama be? over at The Art Newspaper.

Robert Frank in The Guardian

Interesting post about the 50th anniversary of photographer Robert Frank's book, The Americans, over at The Guardian's fabulous Art and Design blog. His photograph Funeral--St. Helena, South Carolina, one of 25 works by Frank in the Carter's collection, is on view through June 2009 in our photography galleries.